Tour of Britain
Stage 4: Denbigh to Builth Wells - Stage Details

Slovenian Luka Mezgec sprinted into the top ten for a consecutive day on today’s stage four of the Tour of Britain.

The longest stage of the tour, at 217kilometres, saw the peloton cover over 4000metres of climbing which resulted in a reduced bunch at the finish line in Builth Wells, Wales.

Mezgec fought hard to stay in contention with the leading bunch after a furious pace was set over the undulating terrain in the final 50kilometres of the race. 

In what was a fast, technical finish, Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto-Nl-Jumbo) came out on top to claim the stage victory with Mezgec caught a few places back having to settle for seventh place. 

Sport director Matt Wilson was pleased with Mezgec’s performance, fighting to be there in the final and positioning himself well for the sprint.

“Today was a long day and pretty solid for the guys,” explained Wilson. “Michael Hepburn did a bit of work early on in the stage and then the other guys were waiting with Caleb Ewan over the climbs to see if they could bring him back to the front for the final.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 5:28:49
2 Daniel McLay (GBR) - Fortuneo - Vital Concept ST
3 Ben Swift (GBR) - Team Sky ST
4 Carlos Barbero (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
5 Julien Vermote (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
6 Boy Van Poppel (NED) - Trek-Segafredo ST
7 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
8 Nicolas Vereecken (BEL) - An Post-Chainreaction ST
9 Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
10 Diego Rubio (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
82 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11:54
84 Robert Power (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11:54
95 Alexander Edmonson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11:54
96 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11:54
113 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:17:37